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A lot of skeptical Vol fans at first, probably because of the deflation from not scoring the household name coach - you know, the one who has no college history, or the others who used our Vols as a springboard to a pay increase.
After learning a bit about this guy, I decided to give my full support, and remain cautious...
After seeing this guy interact with our Volunteers, I decided to be optimistic...
After seeing him address the media, the fans, and after learning a bit more about his history, he took away the decision - it's replaced with anxiety - the good kind.
If Coach Jones remains consistant with his attitude and philosophy, I think we all have reason to be anxious about the newest edition of our VOLS!!
Anxious, as in; Spending 6 months learning kung-fu and being so anxious and excited about whipping the bully down the street the very next time he picks on you, you can hardly wait!
I hope everyone of you who have ever followed the VOLS, or have called yourself a Big Orange fan, get the same impression and feeling about this guy.
It is more than optimism and, while I can't put my finger on exactly what it is, he has something that's been missing on Rocky Top for some time.
I waited all off-season, with crossed fingers, hoping the 2012 Vols would be great. There was a feeling of confidence and excitement, after the N.C. State game, that had been missing for a while.
The electricity in the days leading up the the Florida game was incredible. The atmosphere on campus, Gameday, and in Neyland Stadium was on the level of something we have missed for some time now.
All Vols had the feeling that our 2012 Vols would be a break-out group - but that flame was quickly extinguished.
I am beginning to have those same great feelings for next year's Vols - and have yet to even see his staff!
I hope I am not the only Volunteer who is getting this impression! I like it and can't wait to see what is unveiled in 2013!
I had to wait until '12 Vols played a couple games before I felt the excitement, but not with this guy. He is bringing something here that is exciting.
I hope it continues to grow until the season kicks off and we can see what he's down with our guys in Orange!
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